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ACS patients added to Covid dashboard

Thursday, January 21, 2021 by Tai Moses

Austin Public Health’s Covid-19 surveillance dashboard has been modified to display daily updates on the number of patients admitted to the alternate care site established at the Austin Convention Center. According to a news release from APH, “Patients currently admitted to the ACS are also included in the total number hospitalized and the daily number of admissions. Similar to patients admitted to the ICU and those on a ventilator, ACS patients will be a subset of the total population that is hospitalized. Patients arriving at the ACS will be counted as discharged from a hospital, which will have little impact on our daily admission numbers.” The ACS is intended for Covid-19 patients who require a “lower level of care.” Very sick patients are still being cared for at area hospitals. The dashboard is updated each day at 6 p.m.

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